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Welcome to Despreneur

Here you’ll find the tools and resources to turn your entrepreneurial ideas and dreams a reality.

We teach you the design and development skills to bring your ideas to life, then show you step-by-step how to market yourself and your skills to maximise your success.


Hi, I’m Elliott Davidson. As the Founder of Despreneur, I can tell you first hand how exciting it is to launch your own business from scratch.

But at the very same time, when you’re the boss, you’re the one responsible for creating your own destiny. It’s exciting, yes, but it can also feel scary, lonely, and uncertain.

Luckily, you don’t have to do it alone.

With the tools and resources you’ll find here on Despreneur, you have everything you need to achieve the high levels of success you’ve always wanted. So take a minute to browse around, join our community, and make it a habit to learn as much as you can. When you continually improve your skills day after day, you’ll ensure your business remains competitive (and profitable) in a fast-paced world that’s constantly delivering groundbreaking technologies and endless numbers of exciting opportunities.

Click here to join our community today.

Despreneur Academy

Over the last 5 years, I’ve gained loads of valuable business, design, and entrepreneurship skills (many of which I’ve learned the hard way).

Everything I’ve learned, I’ve compiled into my flagship course specifically for designers who want to get started learning the skills they need to become a successful design entrepreneur: Despreneur Academy.

This course will give you everything you need to start your own web design freelance business — Inside, you’ll find lessons on everything from the basics of design, to the business side of things like marketing yourself and gaining new clients.

Click here to learn more about Despreneur Academy.


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If you like the podcasts, blog posts, and other content on Despreneur and want to stay updated on everything as it happens, join over 13,000+ other subscribers in our FREE Despreneur Newsletter.

Whether you’re a designer, developer, or entrepreneur, you’ll get all of our best content straight to your inbox, AND to get you started, you’ll receive a completely FREE 7-Day course on Web Design & Development Fundamentals.

Here’s everything that’s inside:

  • Lesson 1 — HTML basics
  • Lesson 2 — CSS basics
  • Lesson 3 — Responsive design
  • Lesson 4 — Hacking typography
  • Lesson 5 — Basic colour theory
  • Lesson 6 — The importance of whitespace
  • Lesson 7 — Getting visual hierarchy right

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